The Word of God
We hold a fundamental view of the Bible: "The Bible is the only God-given authority which man possesses; therefore, all doctrine, faith, hope, and all instructions for the church must be based upon and harmonize with the Bible" (Manual of the United Pentecostal Church, 19). The Bible is the Word of God, and is, therefore, inerrant and infallible.
We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and not by works. Faith in Jesus is the means by which a person is justified. At the same time, we must believe the gospel. We are commanded to repent of our sinful lives, to be baptized in water in the name of Jesus Christ and to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38; 4:12; 8:12-17; 10:43-48; 19:1-6). We also believe that the act of speaking in tongues is the initial sign of receiving the Holy Spirit. Thus, the various aspects of faith and obedience work together in God's grace to reconcile us to God.